KOSOVO

Kosovo Currently Has 77 MW of RES Capacities, 178 MW Are Under Construction

Date: 27.05.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Kosovo Currently Has 77 MW of RES Capacities, 178 MW Are Under ConstructionPhoto: pixabay.com

"Despite the growth in investments in renewable energy sources (RES), Kosovo has not yet met its intended RES targets. We currently have seven hydro power plants (HPPs), five solar and two wind power

SEE Region Has RES Potential of 740 GW

Date: 24.05.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
SEE Region Has RES Potential of 740 GWPhoto: 

“The South East European region has a renewable sources (RES) potential of 740 GW. Of this amount, 120 GW is represented by solar potential and 532 GW by wind potential - both of which are largely

Kosovar KEDS Launches New 20 kV Power Line

Date: 23.05.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Kosovar KEDS Launches New 20 kV Power LinePhoto: www.pixabay.com

The Kosovar electricity distribution company, Kosovo Energy Distribution Services (KEDS), has put a brand new 20 kV power line into operation, which is the first of its kind in Kosovo, near the

Secretariat: Go-Live of Montenegrin PX Expected in Q1 2020

Date: 22.05.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Secretariat: Go-Live of Montenegrin PX Expected in Q1 2020Photo: Roman Peklaj

Following the selection of Nord Pool as a strategic partner for the establishment of the Montenegrin day-ahead power market, the Montenegrin power exchange is expected to go-live in the first quarter

EBRD Considers EUR 17.5m Loan for 32.4 MW Kosovo Wind Project

Date: 17.05.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
EBRD Considers EUR 17.5m Loan for 32.4 MW Kosovo Wind ProjectPhoto: www.pixabay.com

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is considering providing a senior long-term loan of EUR 17.5 million for the already operational 32.4 MW Kitka wind power project in eastern

Kosovo's Power Imports Up 89%, Exports Up 80% in Q1 2019

Date: 17.05.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Kosovo's Power Imports Up 89%, Exports Up 80% in Q1 2019Photo: © European Communities, 2009

Kosovo imported 225.5 GWh of electricity in the first quarter of 2019, down 35% compared to the fourth quarter of 2018 and up 89.2% compared to the first quarter of 2018. Meanwhile, the country’s

Most Western Balkan Countries Will Not Reach Their 2020 RES Targets

Date: 16.05.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
Most Western Balkan Countries Will Not Reach Their 2020 RES TargetsPhoto: S. Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Most of the Energy Community contracting parties in the Western Balkans are below the indicative trajectory for reaching the 2020 renewable energy (RES) targets, shows the annual Implementation Report

Legality of PPA for Planned 500 MW Coal Plant in Kosovo Challenged

Date: 14.05.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
Legality of PPA for Planned 500 MW Coal Plant in Kosovo ChallengedPhoto: Alenka Lena Klopčič

Kosovar and international non-governmental organisations – the Balkan Green Foundation, the GAP Institute, the Group for Legal and Political Studies, INDEP, and CEE Bankwatch Network - submitted an

EnC: No Functional Regional Power Markets Exist in the Energy Community Yet

Date: 10.05.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
EnC: No Functional Regional Power Markets Exist in the Energy Community YetPhoto: Roman Peklaj

“In mid-2019, not a single functioning regional market is in place in the Energy Community. Electricity markets are still mostly national and wholesale trading is not fully open,” stated the

EBRD Sees Steady Growth in Western Balkans in 2019

Date: 09.05.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
EBRD Sees Steady Growth in Western Balkans in 2019Photo: www.caneurope.org

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) expects continued steady economic growth in the six Western Balkan countries in 2019, despite a cooling international economic environment

GE Selected as Preferred Bidder to Build 500 MW Coal Plant in Kosovo

Date: 06.05.2019 Author: Tanja Srnovršnik
GE Selected as Preferred Bidder to Build 500 MW Coal Plant in KosovoPhoto: Energetika.NET archive

A consortium of General Electric (GE) companies has been selected as the preferred bidder in a tender for the turn-key engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and long-term maintenance

World Bank to Help Finance Renewable Energy Projects in Kosovo

Date: 17.04.2019 Author: Peter Palčec
World Bank to Help Finance Renewable Energy Projects in KosovoPhoto: arhiv Energetike.NET

Kosovo’s Economic Development Minister, Valdrin Lluka, and the country’s Finance Minister, Bedri Hamza, held a meeting with the Vice President of the World Bank for Europe and Asia, Cyril Muller,

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